GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT ANNOUNCES MONICA RUSSELL AS DIRECTOR OF CABINET AFFAIRS; JOHN TUPPS AS DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AND JERI BUSTAMANTE AS PRESS SECRETARY

On November 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointments of Monica Russell as the Director of Cabinet Affairs; John Tupps as the Deputy Communications Director; and Jeri Bustamante as the Press Secretary. All positions are effective December 1st. Governor Scott said, “John Tupps has been a tireless advocate for our mission to become the […]

GOVERNOR SCOTT ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF SOLODEV IN ORANGE COUNTY

On November 25, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Software developer to create 25 high-wage tech jobs and $315,000 in capital investment Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that website and mobile app software developer, Solodev, will create 25 high-wage tech jobs at its Orlando headquarters. The company plans to invest $315,000 on construction and equipment to expand their headquarters.   Governor Scott said, “The […]

Gov. Scott Announces Interim Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections

On November 24, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Scott announced the interim appointment of Tim Cannon as Interim Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections. Cannon will become Interim Secretary upon the retirement of Secretary Mike Crews on November 30, 2014. Governor Scott said, “Sec. Crews has worked hard to make Florida communities safer, and we appreciate his […]

Gov. Scott: Fort Lauderdale Metro Area Gained 24,000 Jobs Over the Year in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that the Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach metro area gained 24,000 jobs over the year in October 2014. The Ft. Lauderdale metro area’s unemployment rate declined by 0.6 percentage point over the year, from 5.6 percent in October 2013 to 5.0 percent in October 2014.   Governor […]

Gov. Scott: Naples-Marco Island Metro Area Adds 4,800 New Jobs

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

NAPLES, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Naples-Marco Island Metropolitan Statistical Area experienced positive annual job growth with an increase of 4,800 jobs over the year in October 2014. The MSA’s unemployment rate declined by 1.0 percentage point over the year, from 6.7 percent in October 2013 to 5.7 percent in October 2014. […]

Gov. Scott: Miami Metro Area Adds 37,800 Jobs Over the Year in October 2014

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

MIAMI, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott announced today that the Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall metro area gained the highest number of jobs in October 2014 among all metro areas in Florida compared to a year ago with 37,800 new jobs. The area’s unemployment rate declined by 1.7 percentage points over the year, from 8.1 percent in October 2013 […]

Gov. Scott: Tampa Metro Area Added 19,800 Jobs Over the Year in October

On November 21, 2014, in News Releases, by Governor's Press Office

TAMPA, Fla. — Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) added 19,800 new jobs in October 2014 compared to a year ago. The unemployment rate in the Tampa metro area declined by 0.8 percentage point over the year, from 6.8 percent in October 2013 to 6.0 percent in October 2014. […]